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Americans Overseas: Last-Minute Voting Instructions

If you’re not in the US for election day, it’s not too late to send in your absentee ballot, even if you still haven’t received your ballot in the mail. This is direct from AARO (Association of Americans Resident Overseas) & the US Embassy: 

Final Reminder to VOTE!
American citizens should vote now in the November 4, 2008 presidential
and general elections. If you registered to vote and requested an
absentee
ballot by your
state’s deadline
, you should have already received your
state absentee ballot. Please return your marked ballot now!

Ballot hasn’t arrived?
If your ballot has not arrived, use the Federal
Write-in Absentee Ballot
(FWAB).
The FWAB serves as an emergency ballot for voters who registered in
time
but fail to receive an official ballot from local election officials.
The FWAB is
available at www.fvap.gov or from any U.S. Embassy or Consulate.

If your regular state ballot arrives after you have mailed the FWAB,
complete and mail the state ballot as well.

Returning your ballot
Voted ballots and FWABs may be mailed to your local voting officials
in the United States through first-class international mail or from any

U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Last-minute voters should consider using
an express courier company to deliver their ballots (FedEx has special rates from France).
A few states also accept completed ballots by fax or e-mail.

Questions?
The Voting Assistance Officers at the Consular Section of the U.S.
Embassy
in Paris are also always available to answer questions about absentee
voting.

To contact the Voting Assistance Officers, call 04 91 54 96 10,  01 43
12 29 93,
01 43 12 20 93, 01 43 12 20 21, or send an e-mail to
VoteParis@state.gov.

United States Embassy
American Citizen Services Unit
4 avenue Gabriel
75382 Paris Cedex 08, France
Telephone in France: 01 43 12 22 22
Telephone from US: (011 33) 1 43 12 22 22
Website: http://france.usembassy.gov
E-mail: citizeninfo@state.gov

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